IELTS Listening Practice 109

 
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Complete the table below.  

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Transport to Dunlop Bay
Options Information
Road (Example: Follow the B24 East Bay Road)
Turn off motorway at
Train Services run from London Victoria.
Bus Catch Bus 42 from at Victoria Coach Station.
Frequent service until 11pm.
Ferry Blue Line goes to the of the bay.
Line stops at Beach Point and the Marina.
International Ferry Open in  .
Located from Dunlop Bay by car.
Air Flights arrive from Gatwick.
Closest international airport is Bristol, which is miles by road.
 
This listening practice simulates the first section of the IELTS Listening test. Listen to the audio and answer questions 1-10.

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    (Section 1: You will hear a conversation between a tourist information staff member and a customer who is enquiring about information on transportation options. First, you will have some time to look at questions 1 to 10 [20 seconds]. Now, listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 10.)

    M=Male Speaker

    F=Female Speaker

    M: Hello, this is the Dunlop Bay Tourist Information Office. How can I help you?

    F: Hi, good morning. I’ve booked a hotel stay in Dunlop Bay next week and I’m just ringing to find out about the transport options for reaching you.

    M: Sure. Where is your hotel?

    F: It’s in the town centre.

    M: Right, and have you decided how you’re travelling yet?

    F: No, not yet. I might hire a car and drive but I haven’t decided yet. I’d rather not do that if the public transport options are suitable.

    M: Hmm, ok, let’s see. I’ll give you all the options and then you can make a decision as to what’s best for you.

    F: Great.

    M: Right, I’ll start with options for travelling by car. By the way, where are you coming from? Which direction?

    F: I’ll be arriving from the north – from London.

    M: Well, if you’re coming from London, the B42 is the best bet. You want to take the B42 East Bay Road as far as Beasley and then turn off the motorway at the 3rd exit.

    F: Right. That sounds easy enough. What about public transport? Is there a bus or train?

    M: There is. Our closest railway station is Lewis and you can catch the train to Dunlop Bay once an hour from London Victoria.

    F: Right. And what about the bus?

    M: Let’s see. For the bus you will need to catch the 42 from Stand 13 at Victoria Coach Station. There are frequent buses on weekdays until 11pm. After that and at the weekend the departures aren’t so frequent so you’d be best to check the timetables.

    F: That’s fine. I won’t be leaving after 11. Can I just check the ferry as well?

    M: Ah, right. Now there are two lines you can take. The Blue Line goes to north of Dunlop Bay and the Green Line to the south. You’d need to Green Line to get to your hotel in the town centre. It stops at Beach Point first and then at the Marina, which is where you’d need to get off. From the Marina you can catch a taxi to the hotel – it will be a quick 2-minute ride.

    F: Right. That’s easy!

    M: Yes. We do have an international ferry port too, which is open June and July. It half an hour away by car, but since you’re coming from London that be of interest to you! Oh. There’s also the option of flying. Our closest international airport is Bristol, which is 20 miles by road, and flights arrive twice a day from London Gatwick.

    F: Ok. Well, I’ll have a think about all the options. Thanks very much for all the information.

    M: You’re welcome. Hope you have a safe journey!

        

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Listening Script Vocabulary

(Section 1: You will hear a conversation between a tourist information staff member and a customer who is enquiring about information on transportation options. First, you will have some time to look at questions 1 to 10 [20 seconds]. Now, listen carefully and answer questions 1 to 10.)

M=Male Speaker

F=Female Speaker

M: Hello, this is the Dunlop Bay Tourist Information Office. How can I help you?

F: Hi, good morning. I’ve booked a hotel stay in Dunlop Bay next week and I’m just ringing to find out about the transport options for reaching you.

M: Sure. Where is your hotel?

F: It’s in the town centre.

M: Right, and have you decided how you’re travelling yet?

F: No, not yet. I might hire a car and drive but I haven’t decided yet. I’d rather not do that if the public transport options are suitable.

M: Hmm, ok, let’s see. I’ll give you all the options and then you can make a decision as to what’s best for you.

F: Great.

M: Right, I’ll start with options for travelling by car. By the way, where are you coming from? Which direction?

F: I’ll be arriving from the north – from London.

M: Well, if you’re coming from London, the B42 is the best bet. You want to take the B42 East Bay Road as far as Beasley and then turn off the motorway at the 3rd exit.

F: Right. That sounds easy enough. What about public transport? Is there a bus or train?

M: There is. Our closest railway station is Lewis and you can catch the train to Dunlop Bay once an hour from London Victoria.

F: Right. And what about the bus?

M: Let’s see. For the bus you will need to catch the 42 from Stand 13 at Victoria Coach Station. There are frequent buses on weekdays until 11pm. After that and at the weekend the departures aren’t so frequent so you’d be best to check the timetables.

F: That’s fine. I won’t be leaving after 11. Can I just check the ferry as well?

M: Ah, right. Now there are two lines you can take. The Blue Line goes to north of Dunlop Bay and the Green Line to the south. You’d need to Green Line to get to your hotel in the town centre. It stops at Beach Point first and then at the Marina, which is where you’d need to get off. From the Marina you can catch a taxi to the hotel – it will be a quick 2-minute ride.

F: Right. That’s easy!

M: Yes. We do have an international ferry port too, which is open June and July. It half an hour away by car, but since you’re coming from London that be of interest to you! Oh. There’s also the option of flying. Our closest international airport is Bristol, which is 20 miles by road, and flights arrive twice a day from London Gatwick.

F: Ok. Well, I’ll have a think about all the options. Thanks very much for all the information.

M: You’re welcome. Hope you have a safe journey!

    

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